The arrests of more than 90 individuals for their alleged involvement in the use of BlackShades malware is a sign of progress in the global fight against cybercrime, but some experts question whether the crackdown will serve as a fraud deterrent.
There are a number of reasons why the U.S. government indicted five Chinese army officers for hacking American corporate computers to steal intellectual property. Bringing the assailants to justice isn't one of them.
Under a new rule setting standards for the Obamacare health insurance exchanges, those who provide consumers with insurance enrollment assistance and then improperly disclose personally identifiable information can face civil monetary penalties.
An FTC administrative trial examining the data security practices of LabMD, headed by Michael Daugherty, is slated to begin May 20. The hearing could shed light into how the FTC evaluates security when pursuing enforcement actions.
Five Chinese military officers have been indicted for hacking U.S. companies - incidents that had major consequences, including the shuttering of three American steel plants, according to U.S. Justice Department officials.
What does "IT security as a business enabler" mean? For a definition, Gartner's Paul Proctor looks to the way IT managers at a European car maker translate security problems into a language a CEO can understand.
A group of noted cryptographers, academics and business leaders will provide an independent assessment of the way the National Institute of Standards and Technology develops cryptographic standards and guidelines.
Organizations looking to build a better breach response strategy need to emphasize the basics, including ensuring they have a well-qualified response team in place, security experts, including attorney Ron Raether, advise.
A multi-layered approach known as "context-aware security" is the most effective strategy for fighting both insider and external cyberthreats, says Gartner analyst Avivah Litan, who explains how this strategy works.
Internet users in the European Union can ask Google and other search engines to remove certain sensitive information from Internet search results, Europe's highest court ruled on May 13. ENISA praised the "landmark decision" on privacy.
Embedding some information security practitioners within business units could help improve IT security awareness in many enterprises, reducing security risk, says Steve Durbin, global vice president of the Information Security Forum.
Community banking leaders should be preparing for more stringent oversight of cybersecurity awareness and initiatives in their upcoming FFIEC assessments, according to industry experts, including Doug Johnson of the American Bankers Association.
To address new features and new threats, the National Institute of Standards and Technology has revised its guidance for transport layer protocol. Learn about the recommendations for protecting data during transmission.
Snapchat has agreed to an FTC settlement over security and privacy misrepresentations. The settlement follows an investigation of a breach that compromised the usernames and phone numbers of as many as 4.6 million users.